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Departure Wed, 17 Jul Return Thu, 18 Jul
CWL Cardiff
LCY London
return from £204
Departure Mon, 08 Jul Return Mon, 15 Jul
BRS Bristol
LCY London
return from £289
Departure Wed, 17 Jul Return Thu, 18 Jul
CWL Cardiff
LHR London
return from £245
Departure Wed, 17 Jul Return Thu, 18 Jul
CWL Cardiff
LGW London
return from £251
Flight route information
Find out further information on Cardiff and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
30%

Trains are 30% more expensive in London than in Cardiff.

Cardiff
£1.9
London
£2.5
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
40%

The average meal is 40% more expensive in London than in Cardiff.

Cardiff
£11
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
70%

Taxis are 70% more expensive in London than in Cardiff.

Cardiff
£3
London
£5
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
5%

Coffee is 5% more expensive in London than in Cardiff.

Cardiff
£2.6
London
£2.74
( Cardiff airports
  • ? Cardiff-Wales (CWL)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
  • ? Bristol (BRS)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
) London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ? Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
L Distance: 131 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Cardiff to London

How long is the flight from Cardiff to London?

Flights from Cardiff to London involve a transfer and take around three and a half hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

Flights usually connect at Edinburgh or Amsterdam.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to London?

With a similar climate to Cardiff, you can expect to pack a coat and good winter boots in the colder months and a light jacket and sunglasses in the summer.

Which airlines fly from Cardiff to London

Two airlines provide good connections between the Welsh and English capitals. These are also known for their great rates on airfares across Europe:

How to find cheap flights from Cardiff to London

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When are the best times to fly from Cardiff to London

  • April is springtime in London, well before the high season and still often with pleasant weather.
  • August is the warmest month, perfect for exploring the UK capital on foot.
  • September is quieter, and well before the cooler weather starts in London.
  • December is ideal for Christmas shopping and visits to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Airports in Cardiff

Cardiff Airport (CWL) is Wales' connection to the rest of the world, and getting there from the city centre is very simple, whether by public transport or taxi.

Useful Information about Cardiff Airport

Find out how to transfer to and from the airport, which is about 12 miles from the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – take the TransCymru T9 train from Canal Street to the airport in around 40 minutes.
  • By taxi – allow at least 30 minutes or more to arrive at the airport from central Cardiff.

Services: open 24 hours a day, free Wi-Fi access for two hours, a good selection of places to eat and shop, baby changing facilities, smoking areas outside the airport and near the departure lounges.

Airports in London

Flights originating in Cardiff will usually land in Heathrow or London City Airport. City is virtually in the heart of London already, while Heathrow offers many transfer options.

Useful Information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport (LHR), 14 miles from central London, is the UK's biggest airport and a major international hub.

How to get to London:

  • By Tube – travel on the Piccadilly line for around 45 minutes between the airport and central London.
  • By train – the Heathrow Express goes to Paddington Station and takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • By taxi – expect it to take around 40 minutes at the fastest, but possibly much longer at rush hour.
  • By coach – travel between the airport and Victoria Coach station in as little as 35 minutes, but possibly longer at peak times.

Services: open 24 hours a day, unlimited free Wi-Fi access, a huge range of shops and places to eat, baby changing, showers, and outdoor smoking zones.

Useful Information about London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) is right at the heart of London; it's easy to zip into the centre from here.

How to get to London from the airport:

  • By Tube – take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway, integrated with the Underground network) to Liverpool Street in just 30 minutes. Alternatively, reach Oxford Circus in 35 minutes on the DLR and Jubilee line.
  • By taxi – it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to drive to the centre of London, depending on your destination, but it can take much longer during rush hour.

Services: open 6:30am to 10:30pm on weekdays, 6:30am to 1pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm to 10:30pm on Sundays, open 9:00am to 10:30pm on bank holidays, closed on Christmas Day, unlimited free Wi-Fi, many choices for eating and shopping, baby changing facilities, outdoor smoking areas.

What to do and visit in London

  • Witness treasures sourced from across the world, including Ancient Egypt and China, at the British Museum.
  • Say hello to the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
  • See many of the world's most famous paintings at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.
  • Discover quirky and unique finds at the boutiques and markets of Brick Lane.
  • Visit the official home of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Kensington Palace.
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